Chinese New Year in Reception

Chinese New Year in Reception

The children in Reception enjoyed finding out about Chinese New Year.

They read the story about the ‘Great Race’ and found out how the animals of the Chinese Zodiac decided who would have which year named after them. 2018 is the year of the Dog.

The children enjoyed using masks and acting out the story together.


They had fun tasting Chinese food and trying to use chopsticks.



Some children made Chinese dragons.

We talked about how the Chinese celebrate the new year and the different traditions they have. We looked at pictures and videos and discussed the similarities and differences between celebrations we have.

‘Kung Hei Fat Choi’ – Happy New Year to all!